Needham, Lloyd Richard

Needham, Lloyd Richard

April 9th, 2018

At Victoria Hospital, on Monday, April 9th, 2018, Lloyd Needham of London died at the age of 88 years.  Son of the late Louise (Pentland) and Russel Needham.  Father of Paul (Heidi) and the late Doug Needham (1986).  Survived also by his sister Carol (the late Ross) Hamilton of Wingham, his nephew Geoff (Pauline) Hamilton and his niece Lisa (Craig) Wesson.  Missed also by his companion of 20 years, Lucinda Moore.  Lloyd owned Needham Funeral Service on Dundas Street from the time of his father’s retirement in 1962 until his own retirement in 1997.  As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. For those who knew Lloyd, a memorial gathering will be held at his residence on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. with words of remembrance at 3:00 p.m. Interment of ashes, Medway Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Lloyd are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice (London).

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Kim and Michael WoodPaul, Lucinda and family We are saddened to hear the news of Lloyd. We will miss him. Kim and Mike (Max)
Judi CapstickI have known Lloyd for some 15 years. We had long chats whenever he came into his office. We shared his love of antique cars and shared the day to day news. I found Lloyd to be kind and always a gentlemen. I will miss him and will hold him close in my memories. My condolences go out to Lucinda. Paul you are a lucky man to have had Lloyd as your father with all his knowledge and experience. Miss him but remember him well. My Sympathy's Judi
Don and Marie Degraw Paul, Heidi and family, we are sorry for your loss. We have been acquainted with Lloyd for a many years and know he will be missed.
Tim and charlene reaumeOur deepest condolences Lucinda Paul and Heidi. We have many great memories of our times shared with Lloyd, birthdays anniversaries parties etc , dinners out and of course , the love of vintage cars and memorabilia We are blessed to have known such a great man. God bless you all Tim and charlene reaume
Tracy and Mike MabeySending our thoughts and prayers Lloyd was a great neighbour to us at his River House We will miss our visits and his stories he was always so generous to share with us I will miss seeing the beautiful cars he always brought down His Kindness will always be remembered Mike and Tracy Mabey
Geoff and CathyHi Paul, we didn’t know this when we were together on Wednesday. I’m sorry. Off to Arizona now. Our thoughts are with you. Geoff and Cathy
Ed TheoPaul and Family, I was very sorry to hear of Lloyd's passing. I remember good time spent at 520 Dundas Street and out at the farm.
Andrew JonesPaul and Family, I just heard about Lloyd passing away earlier this week. I just wanted to offer my deepest sympathies to you all. I have some great memories of conversations with Lloyd over the years. One that I will always remember shortly after I started work at Needham’s, Paul you were living at the house behind the funeral home and it was pouring down rain. Lloyd had pulled into the garage over there and Paul you yelled “hey Dad come give me a ride.” Lloyd with an “are you serious?” And to Paul you said “yes!” To which Lloyd drove over and picked you up. Again my deepest sympathies to you all. Cheers, Andrew
Kim NunesMy deepest sympathies to all of Lloyd`s family and friends that loved this brilliant and caring man. He gave so much to our community and all those that knew his wonderful spirit. You will be greatly missed my kind friend!...
Edmund & Margaret FosterPaul and Heidi, We heard about your Father's passing and wanted to offer our condolences and thoughts to you in this time of reflection. We hope to see you soon, take care. Edmund and Margaret
MarthaI've known Lloyd for many years through attending the funerals for many of my family. I would always ask him if I could be one of his organists. Eventually, in the 80's, I was asked to join the staff. One day, before a funeral, Lloyd asked me to come upstairs to his private area. He sat me down at the spinet organ and asked me to play requests of his. I did, but told him I had to get downstairs to play for the funeral. Then he showed me the Wurlitzer juke box and asked me to pick a couple of songs. The volume was cranked up and I thought people in the chapel would hear this. Again I told him I had to get downstairs and start playing (by this time I had about 5 minutes before the start of the funeral). His response: "They can't start without me." Needless to say, that day the funeral was late! Many, many good memories. I'm quite sure that Bill was at the gates to welcome him . Rest in peace Lloyd. We'll all meet again.
kEN & sYLVIA mCgEElost a great friend with Lloyd. His passion and mine for vintage automobiles brought us together many years ago. We attended many events together and talked countless times on the phone about life in general and old cars as a hobby. mAlways a gentlemen, always nicely dressed. We will miss him so much
TED FENNELLPaul & Heidi, We send our sincere heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Ted & Jan
Jim GreerTo this day I still talk about the time Lisa and Craig invited me to their Uncle Lloyds to look at his cars. I was and still am stunned by his beautiful car collection and his proud and friendly mannerism. Julie and I offer our condolences to Lisa, Craig and family upon the passing of a legend! With warm thoughts, The Greers St. Thomas, On
Robert PolePaul & Family, my deepest condolences I am quite saddened to hear of Lloyd's death. I have many fond memories from working at Needham Funeral Service. I learned a lot from working with Lloyd and Bill, from my perspective they were a cut above the rest. Lloyd used to love sneaking away to the Funeral Home on Sundays with his paper and a hope the staff was up to a pizza lunch. We always were and we enjoyed those days, he was so engaging and a pleasure to spend time with.
Robin & MaureenPaul and Heidi: We are sorry to hear of your Dad's death. It is always hard to lose a parent. Please know that we are thinking of you.
Len and MaryAn LangloisOur Sympathies to all the Needham families.I have known Lloyd for over 50 years in many ways durimg his life and has always been a real gentleman to be associated with.
Bob AndersonLloyd and I became acquainted through our common interest in flying and old cars. At his invitation, after I retired from education I worked at Needham Funeral Home for awhile. We attended car shows together and, with his encouragement, I judged at Willistead. He was always upbeat and willing to do things and go places together with me. I'll miss him as will the former members of the Flying Club who still get together for dinner monthly.
Cathy McIntyrePaul & Family, I am saddened to hear of Lloyd's death. I have many fond memories from working at Needham Funeral Service. Lloyd would sit and talk with me in the part of the funeral home that used to be your home. He would talk about the old days and his cars, and was gracious enough to give me a tour to see his collection. I would also run into him at Swiss Chalet and Timmies where he would always stop and say hello. He will be missed!
Craig BalfourMy Sincerest condolences. Lloyd will be sadly missed.
Rob ArnsbyPaul,Heidi & family,Please know that you're in my thoughts. Losing a parent is a very difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences. Rob Arnsby.
Marilyn |HullMy sincerest condolences, Lucinda. Marilyn
Pat SpigosPaul & family, I am sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I have great memories of a good man and a wonderful neighbor for years at Needham’s funeral. We always reminisce at the Hi Lunch how the neighbourhood was filled with great people. Pat
Liane FranklinSincerest condolences to Paul and family. I met Lloyd when I was just new to London and representing Blackburn publications back in the early nineties. I always looked forward to our conversations and I remember Lloyd to be a highly professional gentleman that was always kind, polite and a great debater across a number of topics. Rest peacefully Lloyd. Sincerely Liane Franklin
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